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Courtesy of Mancos Valley River Film Festival

The first Mancos Valley River Film Festival will fundraise for people affected by the Western Excelsior Plant fire.
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Courtesy of Mancos Valley River Film Festival

The first Mancos Valley River Film Festival will fundraise for people affected by the Western Excelsior Plant fire.

Film fest and fundraiser More than 100 people lost their jobs when the Western Excelsior Plant in Mancos burned down in May. The first Mancos Valley River Film Festival will fundraise for people affected by the fire.

The film fest is on Saturday, July 15, and will present “Into Twin Galaxies,” a documentary on never-before explored areas of Greenland. Also showing: “Waiau-Toa Odyssey,” a doc outta New Zealand about a rad bikerafting journey. There’ll be a stack of shorts and a river conservation presentation, so basically, get yer ass to the Mancos Opera House, 136 W. Grand Ave., in Mancos, for good times.

Tix are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, with proceeds supporting families in need from the plant fire. You get a hella lot for your green, too, with admission including two tickets for beer/wine, a tamale, and one door prize raffle ticket.

Doors at 6 p.m.

Details at http://mancosvalleyriverfilmfest.com/blog/.

That ain’t John Denver but it’s kinda John DenverOK. OK. We all know that John Denver’s dead. Which sucks. Man could croon even the hardest soul into a good cry or at least a GD hug. If you’re in the mood for Denver-esque tunes, check out Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon in Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave., on Thursday, July 13. They aren’t gonna do straight-up John Denver covers for ya, but they will invoke a Denver tone.

Free show from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Beer birthday!Get down to the psychedelic jam band Pherkad and the fluid hip-hop of Flowmatik at Three Rivers Brewery’s 20th Anniversary Party. The party’s from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. (with music to start at 6:30). Get all the $3.50 3RB pints you can swallow on Friday, July 14. There’s a $10 cash cover and the first 200 folks to Three Rivers Brewery, 101 E. Main St., in Farmington get a commemorative pint glass.

21 and over.

More info at http://www.threeriversbrewery.com

Book it to Maria’sIn a small, Colorado town, in the middle of winter, a vet commits a gruesome act. Meanwhile, a housecleaner learns how to get her swerve on. All of it converges in “The Blue Hour” – the lustiest, most desiring time of day and also the name of Laura Pritchett’s most recent novel.

Ms. Pritchett will be at Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., on Sunday, July 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. to present not only her new novel but a reissue of her older book, “Great Colorado Bear Stories.”

Free!

Info at http://www.mariasbookshop.com

Midweek Bayfield classical music breakdownDon’t know shit about classical music? Want a free intro? Head to the Pine River Branch of the Bayfield Public Library, 395 Bayfield Center Dr., Bayfield, on Wednesday, July 19, to hear the Cézanne Quartet. It’s free, dudes, and the band’s award-winning. From 6 to 7 p.m., they’ll play classical chamber music and modern covers.

All-ages show in association with Music in the Mountains.

Deets: http://prlibrary.org

Ar 170719872

Courtesy of Mancos Valley River Film Festival

The first Mancos Valley River Film Festival will fundraise for people affected by the Western Excelsior Plant fire.